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  • Christopher Rungkat’s journey: The return of the bandit

    Christopher “Christo” Rungkat reached a career-high Emirates ATP World Tour ranking of 241 in singles on April 8, 2013. What happened next occurs all too often in professional tennis. It would take Christo exactly two years to rediscover his winning edge, which he did in Tegal, Indonesia on April 5. Today, Christo is in the final preparations to defend his SEA Games gold medals. This is his story.

  • Woods adds Players Championship to his schedule

    Tiger Woods has added The Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season.

  • Barcelona to meet Bayern, Juventus gets Madrid in semifinals

    In a pairing of coach Pep Guardiola's past and present teams, Barcelona will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals.

  • Soccer Friday: One time Aussie whiz kid ready for Laos’ W. Cup call

    Former Benfica midfielder Kaz Patafta hopes to be given a second chance at international soccer when Southeast Asian minnows Laos embark on their World Cup qualifying campaign in June in a tough group that includes 2002 semifinalists, South Korea.

  • Sweden mulls 2026 Winter Games bid after aborted '22 effort

    Stockholm is mulling a run for the 2026 Winter Olympics based on the concept of its aborted bid for the 2022 Games.

  • France rely on PSG, Lyon players for World Cup

    France coach Philippe Bergeroo has drawn heavily on players fron Lyon and PSG, the two dominant domestic forces, for his 23-woman squad for the 2015 women's World Cup.

  • Henderson signs 'long-term' Liverpool deal

    Liverpool announced on Thursday that England midfielder Jordan Henderson has signed a new "long-term contract" with the Premier League club, which is believed to be a five-year deal.

  • Goal-line technology to make early bow in Germany

    Goal-line technology could make its appearance in the Bundesliga as early as the end of the season relegation play-offs, the head of the German Football League (DFL) said on Thursday.

  • Berlusconi to consider offers for AC Milan takeover

    AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi is preparing to weigh up two separate offers for the club that could see a majority stake in the Italian Serie A giants sold to either a Thai or Hong Kong businessman, reports said Thursday.

  • PSSI wants to sue us? Bring it on: Sports minister

    Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi is gearing up for a litigation fielded by the Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) following the minister's policy to suspend the organization for disregarding his recommendations.

  • Putting it briefly: Triumphant Riser humble ahead of next race

    After an impressive performance on the weekend in the Rotax Max Challenge and Asian Max Challenge in Sepang, Malaysia, the Riser Shadaff KratingDaeng APD Motorsport team is playing down expectations for the next race in Subang Jaya.

  • Row only a matter of miscommunication: KONI

    The National Sports Council (KONI) is ready to mediate the ongoing conflict between the Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) and the Youth and Sports Ministry, revealing that the problem lies in miscommunication between the two bodies.

  • Putting it briefly: Emerio, Challengers win in elimination rounds

    Emerio scraped through to a two-wicket victory over Menara, while the Challengers swept aside Ceylon by 7 wickets in the latest JCA League elimination round games.

  • Djokovic beats Berdych in Monte Carlo Masters final

    Top-ranked Novak Djokovic won the Monte Carlo Masters for the second time in three years by defeating sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday.

  • Italy beats US and Serena Williams 3-2 in Fed Cup playoff

    Top-ranked Serena Williams fought back from a set down to win her windy singles match over Sara Errani but couldn't produce another victory in the decisive doubles encounter as Italy beat the United States 3-2 Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff.

  • Aston Villa beats Liverpool 2-1 to reach FA Cup final

    Aston Villa came from behind to beat Liverpool 2-1 in the semifinals of the FA Cup on Sunday to clinch a title match next month against Arsenal.

  • Down for the count

    Referee Rafael Ramos (center) calls the fight after Thomas Dulorme (left),is knocked down for the third time in the sixth round of a boxing match against Terence Crawford for the vacant WBO world junior welterweight title on Saturday, in Arlington, Texas, US. Crawford won the fight. (AP/LM Otero)

  • Rio Haryanto on podium in GP2 opener

    Indonesian racer Rio Haryanto put on an impressive performance at the Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday where he finished the feature race in second place, after starting from the 12th position on the grid, during the first series of the 2015 GP2 Championship.

  • Runaway Serie A leader Juventus beats 2nd-place Lazio 2-0

    Runaway leader Juventus took another important step towards the Serie A title as it eased to a 2-0 win over second-place Lazio on Saturday.

  • Messi scores 400th goal for Barcelona in 2-0 win vs Valencia

    Lionel Messi set up Luis Suarez's first-minute opener then notched his 400th goal for Barcelona in stoppage time to give the Spanish league leaders a hard-fought 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday.

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